I was in your situation once buy a cheap 85 truck or 4 runner,find someone in your states chapter, (where are you from anyway) get them to show you the basics, (safty, what do do when and all that good stuff) take it out stock and wheel it for a while, once you learn how to drive it stock, then start putting some money into it. put gears and lockers in the front and rear axles, a little lift, cut the fenders, put bigger tires on it. then go do the same stuff you tried when you were stock, it will make you appreciate all the time and money you have spent. speaking from experience, this sport is very adictive, i bought a brand new 2001 ext cab v6, power everything, bla bla bla, back in october of 2000. well now that new tacoma is so beat up that its not even funny and is a trail rig only now. if i had to do it all over again i would do what i suggested above, it would have saved me 21K on the brand new truckJohn Doe said:Got my drivers license almost a year ago, I love to go Camping and Mountain Biking. Any chance I get to take my Car on any sort of Dirt, I take it "who am I kidding, I never get the chance". I am very interested in four wheeling, But dont have any knowledge, the right Vehical, or anyone to show me the ropes.
I found out about this site from the Episode of "Tough Truckin" on Spike TV. I have been recently been shoping for my dream truck, and have spent a fortune "in my head". I have an idea of what I want, but no idea of how to get it, how to put it together, or how to use it.
What would you guys suggest?